My house is going to be built in October and I'm looking for advise on what I should do for setting up my ports for a cat6a ethernet network. I'm a storage engineer and pretty familiar with networking but could use some advise. I'm building a 2 story house with a basement.
Upstairs will have 3 bedrooms (master bedroom will have a tv) , game room (partial office space)
Downstairs will have living room with a smart TV, playstation, soundbar and den (for my workspace).
basement will be a home movie theatre, bar area and a workout room.
I've been reading these forums (and others) and recommended cat6a for 1gb network, but I have no idea how many cables I need and where to put them.
2 ports for the master bedroom. One for the TV and one for hard connection to the network for my laptop.
1-2 connections for the game room,
1 connection for second bedroom,
2 ethernet behind the TV
1 for smart tv
1 for the playstation
(not sure what I might do for a media center or what I'd need)
1 cat6a in the kitchen
1 cat6a on the ceiling for ethernet enabled projector.
not sure what other wiring I might need/want for audio connections (suggestions??)
wall mount for media center hardware (any type of connections there for easy access for media setup??)
1 connection at the bar in case I want "smart" access to some kind of device.
I'm also considering setting up my home to do audio in all rooms and be able to control it from a control station or mobile device.
any suggestions, comments would be helpful.
one last thing, I swear..
this cat6a is going to all be run to the basement. Should I install conduits panel? I was going to put in a patch panel to a switch for cable management. as for what I should use for my switch, routing and modem and rack mount, I'm not sure.
I'm also eventually going to setup a NAS as well as a server eventually in the basement so if there's anything there I should consider, please help.